Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was to write a golden shovel poem. Tricia chose this prompt, and she also chose Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “Pied Beauty” as the poem we would all choose our lines from.
I eventually settled on “Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;” as my line, and here’s my final poem, inspired by the Magnus Wennman photo of Lamar, a young refugee sleeping in the woods at the Hungarian border.
Make sure to check out the other Poetry Princesses’ poems. I can’t wait to see what they did!
Liz (and don’t miss Liz’s recent interview on the All the Wonders podcast!)
Sara (has travel fun going on this month)
And sending love to Andi, who is going through a mom’s most devastating loss–the death of her son. Please keep her family in your thoughts.
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
For more poetry, check out the Poetry Friday Roundup with Buffy Silverman at Buffy’s Blog!